Register a stillborn child in the BRP

You can register your stillborn child in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP). You do this in the municipality where you live. It does not make a difference how long the pregnancy lasted and also how long ago the baby was born. The birth can be registered retroactively.

    How does it work?

    • You make an appointment in the Centrum or Escamp city office.
    • Your baby will be registered in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP). This takes a few days.
    • You will be notified once your child is registered. You will receive a BRP extract with information about your baby.
    • You will also see information about your baby (after 2 to 3 days) when you log into MijnOverheid.
    • The registration will not be shared with other organisations which make use of the BRP. Your health insurance, the Tax and Customs Administration and SVP (Sociale Verzekeringsbank) will not receive any kind of notice.

        Conditions

        • A parent can make this request only on his/her own behalf.
        • You were registered in a municipality in the Netherlands when your child was born.
        • You must have been living in the Netherlands at some point after 1 October 1994.

            What you need at the appointment

            • a valid proof of identity for yourself (passport, Dutch identity card or driving licence)
            • if your baby was not born in The Hague: the 'akte van geboorte (levenloos)' (‘certificate for a stillborn child’). You can request this document in the municipality where the baby was born.
            • the Request registration of child in BRP form ('Verzoek opname kind in BRP'). Print the form, complete it and take it with you to the appointment.
              Formulier Verzoek opname kind in BRP (in Dutch) (PDF, 41,4 kB)

              Make an appointment

              Make an appointment

              Fees

              Registering your baby in the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP) is free.

                Also see Information on the government website